Relocating from SF to OC, looking for cool hangouts.
March 24, 2014 11:30 AM Subscribe
I'm relocating from San Francisco to Irvine, and I'm looking for places to hang out that will ease the culture shock for me.
I already know about the Lab and the Camp in Costa Mesa. I like the vibe in both but the 'counter-culture' feel of both is very contrived. Something outside of a strip mall is nice but not necessary.
I'm looking for independently owned coffee shops and restaurants that have neighborhoody vibes, the kind of place where being a regular actually means something. For those of you who are familiar with Trouble Coffee Co. in SF, that's the kind of place I mean. I emphatically want to avoid the kind of homogenous, over-fancy people Fashion Island is overrun with.